Graduate Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 2017
Fridays 12:00-1:00 pm, 901VV
Note: no meeting Friday, November 2. But there is a whole conference for you to go to starting on Saturday.
The purpose of this seminar is to have a talk on each week by a graduate student to help orient ourselves for the Algebraic Geometry Seminar talk on the following Friday. These talks should be aimed at beginning graduate students, and could try to explain some of the background, terminology, and ideas for the grown-up AG talk that week, or can be about whatever you have been thinking about recently.
Give a talk!
We need volunteers to give talks this semester. If you're interested contact David. Beginning graduate students are particularly encouraged to give a talk, since it's a great way to get your feet wet with the material.
Fall 2012 Semester
|Date||Speaker||Title (click to see abstract)|
|September 26 (Wed.)||Ed Dewey||My First Stack|
|October 4 (Thurs.)||Vladimir Sotirov||A motivation for schemes: what are "zero-loci of functions"?|
|October 12 (Fri.)||Jeff Poskin||TBD|
|October 19 (Fri.)||Ed Dewey||27 Lines|
|October 26 (Fri.)||Nathan Clement||TBD|
|October 33 (Fri.)||Marci Hablicsek||TBD|
|November 9 (Fri.)||Ahmet Kabakulak||TBD|
|November 16 (Fri.)||Jeff Poskin||TBD|
|November 28 (Wed.)||Daniel Ross||TBD|
|December 5 (Wed.)||Lalit Jain||TBD|
|Title: My First Stack|
Abstract: Is the moduli space of genus g curves a Deligne Mumford stack? Yes.
|Title: Rocking Out with Toric Varieties|
|Title: 27 Lines|
Abstract: We'll show that every smooth cubic surface in 3-D over an algebraically closed field has exactly 27 lines. The argument will involve fun stuff like moduli spaces and deformation theory.
|Title: We Don't Need No Stinking Scheme|
Abstract: Following Mumford, we'll compute the Picard group of the (non-existent) moduli space of elliptic curves.